Jun 4, 2021
For easy outdoor eating – have a plan. Your food and water needs are generally higher than usual on activity-based excursions. Pay extra special attention to packing plenty of fluids for hot weather adventures. Some other key considerations before your hiking or camping trip include:
Pack easy-to-carry foods for a hike – or a day trip. You can actually pack perishable foods, such as sandwiches. Just be sure you have a cold source, like an ice pack, to keep these foods properly chilled. The more you stash in a backpack, the harder it is to hike, so opt mainly for non-perishable foods that are relatively lightweight and nutrient-dense, such as:
Pack easy-to-prep foods for camping – or a multi-day trip. It’s a little more challenging to pack food for days at a time. The first day you’ll be able to eat perishable foods. But after that, map out your meals so you’ll have what you enjoy and need. If you have a cooler, you’ll have numerous options. Otherwise, include any of these shelf-stable, easily-packed basics to sustain you:
To store, serve or dispose of food properly and safely, bring these essentials:
Always follow good food safety practices – from packing to plating. Remember that perishable food cannot be kept out in hot weather (90°F or higher) for more than 1 hour; in mild weather for more than 2 hours. And always practice these 4 food safety tips:
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